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BobMacall
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no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]

Post by BobMacall » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm

I just tried Mint 19 live but there is no wifi. Connections app shows only wired connection available.
What's the trick to fix? (Wifi works fine in Mint 17, before kernel upgrade.)

Bob
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Re: no wifi mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:04 pm

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results. It doesn't matter to me what version the results are from

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Re: no wifi mint 19

Post by BobMacall » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:02 pm


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Re: no wifi mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 pm

If you can connect with ethernet in LM 19

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sudo apt update && sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source
Reboot

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Re: no wifi mint 19

Post by BobMacall » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Unfortunately, I can't connect with Mint 19, just using Mint 17. Is it possible to download to flash drive and then install?
Thanks,
Bob

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Re: no wifi mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:18 am

Boot into LM 19 then insert the DVD/USB you installed from and then see if you can install the Broadcom Proprietary module in the Driver Manager

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Re: no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]

Post by BobMacall » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:51 pm

Using the live version, I opened driver manager and selected the broadcom driver. It installed and now I have wifi!!
Thanks Jeremy! Now I can install to the hard drive.

Bob

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